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FAQ's regarding Virtual Tours
Are the tours live or will I be watching a video?
The tours are done live - not pre-recorded*. This allows our guests to have real-time interaction with the Tour Guide and to even ask questions at given moments on the tour. As they are live, you'll have a more enjoyable experience viewing the tour from a device which will allow you to interact (chat, voice and/or video camera).
*Tours are NOT broadcast live from the museum or location mentioned.
What is the best way to view / take the tour?
Zoom is the platform that is used for these virtual tours. This application is free and available on many different devices. However, the best possible experience will be had on a laptop, desktop computer, or a tablet with ample viewing room. You can watch from a TV, but that would prevent you from interacting as the tours are live.
How many can take the tour at once?
Our reservation system is designed to control the number of reservations that can be made. Up to 95 devices may be connected for a single tour. Up to 8 persons may view via your device, permitted local COVID-19 regulations allow it.
After I reserve a tour, what can I expect?
After you reserve your tour, you will get an email from the website as a confirmation (if you do not see this, please check your spam or junk folder). You will not receive anything thereafter until a day or so before the tour date.
When you get the email with your Zoom meeting link, you will need to click on the provided link to open the tour in Zoom. While it's true that it is possible to have more devices connected at a time, a single tour guide will only be able to give meaningful attention to 95.
When should I check-in for my tour?
It is suggested that you join the Zoom meeting 10 or more minutes before it is scheduled to start. This ensures that there are no connection problems, that your name is properly displayed, and that any other additional technical issues are resolved before the tour.
What items should I have on hand?
- Your Bible (optional)
- Note-taking materials (optional)
Recording the tour is prohibited.
What if I want a tour for my congregation / family / group?
If you want a private tour or a group tour using several devices please contact us! We'll be happy to set up a tour time just for you.
Moving standing reservations from one tour to another is NOT permitted. That is to say, from "The Wheat and the Weeds" to "Your Word Is Truth". If your circumstances require that you move your reservation to another date for the same tour, MBT will be happy to help.
Virtual tours purchased are non-refundable. You can, however, reschedule for the same tour if your circumstances require you to do so.
Jerusalem Archaeological ParkMuseum or Location: Davidson Centre, Jerusalem
Estimated tour length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $10 USD Per device*
Virtual: Not broadcast live from the museum/location
Availability: Every Saturday.
Languages offered: English
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About the tour: The main feature of Jerusalem was the Temple Mount. In Herod's time, it was the largest man-made platform in the ancient world. No trace of the temple buildings remain, but the platform does. It bears testimony to the truthfulness of a prophetic sign that affects us today. We will visit archaeological finds and displays from the First and Second Temple periods and walk on the streets and staircases of Jesus’ Jerusalem.
How might have Herod's temple looked like in Jesus' time? How do historical events regarding the destruction of Jerusalem prove that Jesus was a true prophet? What attitude did first-century Christians need to have in order to survive the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E.?
About the archaeological site: Davidson Center is one of Jerusalem’s top tourist attractions due to its historical and archeological significance. It is home to some of the most intriguing and important archaeological finds from the Second Temple period: the ancient city wall, the Temple’s staircase, a preserved ancient street, ritual immersion baths, and stores. In addition, the Davidson Center houses a museum with all of the site’s most significant finds that were discovered during excavation work in the area.